Saturday, December 05, 2009

Chomsky speaks on U.S. imperialism

Noam Chomsky delivered the Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture to a packed crowd on Thursday.

By Claire Luchette, Columbia Spectator, Dec 4, 2009

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Chomsky honors said | Students had to be turned away from Thursday’s event featuring the famed linguist Noam Chomsky, as the room filled up to three times its capacity. Chomsky gave the Edward Said lecture.

Jawad Bhatti / Staff photographer

According to Noam Chomsky, all U.S. leaders are schizophrenic.

Chomsky, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, came to Columbia on Thursday to discuss hypocrisy and “schizophrenia” in American foreign policy from the early settlers to George W. Bush.

Chomsky, often considered one of the fathers of modern linguistics, is also well known for his controversial criticism of the United States’ actions in international politics.

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